How will your business engage with and invest in the well-being of your Weld County community? Become a sponsor of United Way activities and initiatives.
For all but Cornerstone Partners, recognition varies by type of commitment. Email the Philanthropy Team or call 970-353-4300 to discuss sponsorship and engagement opportunities.
Cornerstone Partners understand the importance of United Way’s role of bringing organizations together to address our greatest challenges. These companies and organizations make large directed gifts of from $5,000 to $50,000 or more so that donations from individuals and small businesses go directly to programs and services that help our more vulnerable Weld County neighbors.
Given their unrestricted support of United Way of Weld County, Cornerstone Partners are featured in numerous publications—print and electronic newsletters, the annual report, on social media and more—throughout each year. No organizations get more recognition than Cornerstone Partners.
Each year United Way has 350+ committed, connected and resourced donors that contribute $500, $5,000, $10,000 or more to help fuel community changing efforts. This sponsorship opportunity allows your business or organization to be mentioned to United Way’s most influential supporters.
Leadership Givers are recognized at a number of events each year, presently including a UNC Football Tailgate (October), a Leaders in Giving Reception (December) and multiple smaller gatherings. They also receive their own monthly e-newsletter. Sponsors of the Leadership Giver program are featured through each of these.
United Way of Weld County has five initiative areas: Reading Great by 8, Thrive by 25, Weld’s Way Home, Aging Well and Connecting Weld. You can engage through a donation or volunteer time in one of these areas and be identified with the efforts/organizations that matter most to you.
Reading Great by 8 — The first five years of life are the most important period of a person’s development. Reading Great by 8 is building the foundation for early childhood success for every child in Weld County. Your support will lead to more children entering Kindergarten ready and reading at grade level by the start of 4th Grade.
Thrive by 25 — If a student fails at reading or math in the middle grades, they are more likely to drop out of high school, which will have lifelong consequences. Thrive by 25 is connecting youth to caring adults so that they can succeed in school and life. Your investment helps youth graduate from high school and transition to a successful adulthood by age 25
Weld’s Way Home — Weld County was recently ranked as the U.S. region most likely to be on the verge of a housing crisis and the fourth most unaffordable housing market in the nation. Weld’s Way Home is preventing and ending homelessness. Your commitment will lead to households attaining and maintaining stable housing.
Aging Well — People are living longer and healthier lives; while ultimately a fortunate circumstance, this is putting a strain on health care and human services capacity. Aging Well is helping older adults age well in our community. Your engagement will ensure more older adults are living full and productive lives.
Connecting Weld — While a place of much wealth and opportunity, Weld County has poverty pockets where it is difficult to thrive. Connecting Weld is connecting people to the help that they need. Your partnership will help human services increase in visibility, accessibility and capacity.
Within each of the five initiative areas there are programs that United Way provides. For instance, Reading Great by 8 has the Covering Weld Diaper Bank and Reading Corps, Thrive by 25 supports Weld County Recreation Scholarships and Connecting Weld features 211 Colorado. Make a contribution to one of these programs to be even closer to the United Way led action.
Throughout the year, United Way has a number of events that support work in the five
initiative areas; Northern Colorado Children’s Festival in early April, Day of Caring and the Community Leaders Luncheon in September and Weld Project Connect in October are the biggest. Volunteer as a group or provide monetary support to be recognized for your support.